While some of us approach seasonal shopping with an organized wishlist in hand, others of us enter the fray with a whimsical attitude, while some fall neatly in between. Whichever your approach, it never hurts to have a few key ideas in mind before you whip out your purse. Happily, today’s Style Tips story is overflowing with fresh ideas for the fall season. We have rounded up four inspirational looks that are guaranteed to provide you with food-for-thought when you hit the stores! On that note, read on for all the need-to-know details and make sure you take notes as there is plenty of inspiration in today’s Style Tips story!
1. Pick out a LBD with a fetish-inspired twist.
It is no secret that fetish-inspired wear is a major trend this season, but how can you make this look work in real life? We suggest looking to Lake Bell for inspiration. Last month, Lake wore a cage-like Cushnie et Ochs dress to an event in Los Angeles. The cut-outs add an ultra-sexy twist to her little black dress, leaving us begging for more. By adding pointy-toe pumps, Lake has completed her effortless-with-an-edge look. You can make this look your own by picking up Herve Leger’s Cut Out Dress ($1,110), Nasty Gal’s Lattice Scoop Dress ($58) or Nasty Gal’s Strapped Halter Dress ($68). Then, simply add a pair of edgy heels like Yves Saint Laurent’s Opyum Pointed Leather Pumps ($795).
2. Glam up your party look with a luxe tux.
Although party season is perfect for pretty dresses and shimmering gowns, we are all about mixing it up this season, which is why we have turned to Diane Kruger for inspiration. For a recent Hollywood party, Diane chose to wear a luxe Jason Wu tux, instead of a dress. The result is an interesting look that stands out from the crowd, especially when paired with smart accessory choices. Inspired? Try this look for yourself by picking up pieces like Stella McCartney’s Mathilda Wool-Twill Blazer ($1,895) and pairing it with One Teaspoon’s The Austin Shirt ($141) and Theory’s Pleat-Front Crepe Shorts ($235). A pair of heels like Nicholas Kirkwood’s Cutout Platform Python Sandals ($1,495) completes the look.
3. Mix boyish pieces with girly silhouettes.
The fall runways were teeming with boy-meets-girl looks, but when it comes to taking this look from the runway to reality, we think Alexa Chung does it best. Although her button-down shirt has a boyish vibe—especially when buttoned to the neck—its silky fabric errs on the feminine side. By pairing said shirt with a suede shift skirt, Alexa has created the perfect boy/girl balance, but her red Chanel purse adds a final feminine touch to the ensemble. To try a similarly cool look, pick up Coincidence & Chance’s Silk Button-Down Blouse ($79) and pair it with A.L.C.’s Penny Leather-Trimmed Suede Skirt ($595). Then, simply add Michael Michael Kors’ Hamilton Leather Cross-Body Bag ($155) and you are set.
4. Pair printed pants with a contrasting top.
Wearing head-to-toe prints is definitely a trend worth trying this fall, but it can be tricky to pull off, which is why we are taking notes from Anne Hathaway. Anne was recently spotted wearing a pair of printed palazzo pants and a striped blouse. As complicated as this duo sounds, it is easier to pull off than you think. The key to the look is in the color palette. Notice how both her top and pants feature red and white? This makes the two pieces flow nicely together, while the addition of a blue hue in her pants distinguishes the pieces as separates. To make this look your own, pick up Equipment’s Sophie Blouse ($188) and pair it with Topshop’s Wide Leg Trousers ($90).
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